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St. John's Rapids

This rocky trail above the Vltava (Moldau) River, between Třebenice and Štěchovice, leads you through places rich in history and gorgeous nature. Once a white-water canyon and the bane of raftsmen, the rapids have kept a lot of their charm to the present day, even after the Štěchovice Reservoir was built to tame them. Because of its unique atmosphere, the site became popular among hikers and campers, who established one of their first settlements here: the well-known ‘Ztracenka’. The original educational trail was in an abysmal state, but was completely restored in 2013 by the Zvoneček chapter of the ČSOP, thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.

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80th site within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme opened

16.12.2016 Nature conservationists have opened the 80th nature site within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme - the interactive trail Dry Feet through Water in the Chrudim region

Open the "Dry feet through water" trail with us

09.12.2016 Let us kindly invite you to the opening of the 80th Closer to Nature location, the nature trail "Dry feet through water", on Friday December 16 at 11:00 AM at the Animal rescue center Pasíčka in Chrudim, near Skuteč (GPS: 49.8165217N, 16.1125181E).

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About the project

NET4GAS is both a reliable and safe gas transmission system operator, and at the same time pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment for future generations. The commercial operations of NET4GAS are very closely connected with the issue of nature conservation, as during both the construction and the operation of its gas infrastructure it must comply with strict environmental standards. In fact, its concern for the natural environment extends even beyond the requirements of legislation, meaning rather a question of corporate social responsibility. It is this principle which underlies the long term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007.

2015 award for a large company
for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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Siberian Iris
it is a perennial herb of the Iridaceae family, which is protected in the Czech Republic and belongs into the category of "severely endangered species". Siberian iris grows in tufts, which can reach up to 100 cm of height. Its leaves are narrow and long, just like the hollow stem. Siberian iris blooms in the period of May to June, its flowers are light to dark blue-violet. Humid to wetland environment is favourable for the plant, unkept flooded meadows are ideal.

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